Valentine's Day is coming up, and once again love is in the air ... or so we're told. But let's be honest for a minute, what's this holiday really about? Last year, CNN reported that Valentine's Day spending would reach $18.6 billion, 51 percent of people buy a dozen of the 224 million roses planted, and that on average, a person spends $130.97 on Valentine essentials.
So what about Valentine's Day dining, the day where restaurant sales boost 6.1 percent? Whether you're single, confused or taken, here's what Atlanta restos have in store:
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If you're single, or just pissed off at love.
Three Sheets Don't worry about Valentine's Day and join Three Sheets at their "Kill Cupid Party". Drinks, games, a DJ, and little cupids will help you enjoy your single times, or frustrations. Details
Meehan's Public Social House Party at Meehan's Vinings "Anti-Valentine's Day Rods and Rulers" event. Details
The Original El Taco Join fellow single ladies and gentlemen at El Taco on Valentine's Day for "Stupid Cupid Night" complete with unromantic food and cocktail specials inspired by the lack of love that is sure to be in the room. Details
HOBNOB Don't be alone on Valentine's Day, join HOBOB and its singles party. Details
Celebrating with your besties.
Henry's Midtown Tavern For Valentine's Day get your friends and party to the DJ spinning favorite tunes about love and other sports. Details
Mae's Bakery Mae's Bakery will host a "Valentine's Girls Night Out." Details
First V-Day ever. (Awwww!)
Park Bar Spend the evening overlooking the Atlanta Skyline from the top of the SkyView Ferris Wheel with complimentary hot chocolate. Details
High Museum of Art Enjoy Valentine's Day at the High Museum with the special romantic galleries, along with music and gifts. If you two are hungry after, drive down to Bantam & Biddy for a romantic dinner along with a complimentary cocktail.
Fine Arts Parties Go to a painting session and dance for couples of all types. This includes mother and daughter, best friends, and other groups of two. After, have some the city's best cocktails at Paper Plane with your new Valentine.
Atlantic Station Go ice skating before the winter ends, then take your date to Chick-a-biddy where you two will receive a red velvet cupcake for your time on the rink.
Preserving Place Chef Ed Harris will be in the kitchen guiding couples on a three course cooking class followed by a delicious dessert to share. Details
It's pretty serious.
Star Provisions Valentine's Day dinner togo allows lovers to enjoy Valentine's Day without the stress. Details
Woodfire Grill If you're looking for a romantic spot to celebrate Valentine's Day, Woodfire Grill is currently accepting reservations for their special prix-fixe menu. Details
Parish Foods & Goods A "Turn of the Century Night" will be celebrated for Valentine's Day by enjoying modern cocktails and a raw bar. Complimentary roses will be offered at the table. Details
Executive Chef Michael Semancik is preparing a prix-fixe dinner including free champagne with dessert. Details
10th & Piedmont Enjoy a prix fixe dinner for two with a special Valentine's Day dessert. Details
Room at Twelve On Valentine's Day a prix-fixe menu will be offered. The night includes a live jazz band performance and complimentary roses to each couple. Details
Two Urban Licks Celebrate with a live band along with dinner. Each couple will be offered a rose at the table. Details
The Spence A special Valentine's Day dinner with a surprise gift for each couple. Details
Tap Enjoy champagne, martini, and food specials at your table set with complimentary roses. Details
Atlanta Wine School For this special dinner, Torbreck Wine will provide game, fresh from the hunt, and the chef will prepare a special feast that will shine with the wine. Details
Forget food and go all the way.
Rhodes Hall Couples can have the ceremony of their dreams for a fraction of the cost this Valentine's Day weekend at "Cupid at the Castle". Details
Hungry for more? Check out our database for an extended list of Atlanta Valentine's day events.